Year 13 Snow Camp

Day 1 Update


The 21 students of 13PL have settled into their week-long home very nicely. They are still enjoying the comforts of home just with a splash of snow.


Photo Credits: Deputy Principal Mr Tua


School finishes today at 2.55pm

Due to the weather conditions Tangaroa College will not be participating in the Soccer and Netball Games held this evening.

To Our Parents & Families


Dear Parents and Families,

Thank you for the support and aroha given over the past 24 hours. Thank you also to the families and Board members who were present at our school assembly this morning.

As I said to our students today, when something happens within our family we get together and talk about this and ensure the issue or concern is being dealt with, we don’t hide away and gossip or make assumptions of what we think has happened, we don’t keep secrets or try to look for blame.

The message I communicated out yesterday afternoon to our families,  is what I reiterated to our students this morning, is to ensure we all have the same factual story. No-one was stabbed like the media has incorrectly reported, nor is it related to any incident that has happened within our community over the past few months. Those involved in the assault are being dealt with in the proper manner by the Police.

Our students who were injured in the attack are recovering well, prayers and well wishes to them and their families. We have a guidance team available for anyone who requires support. Thank you to our peripheral community groups for your co-operation. Any parent who would like to discuss something with me, please do not hesitate to phone the school.

Our main priority is to ensure the learning and well-being of our students is taken care of. It is now time for us to gather and restore normality. As a community we need to work together as we have a shared responsibility.

All communications will come from me directly via our school communication systems not the media. I have not spoken to the media nor do I intend to. I respectfully request the media, not to give the perpetrators any attention and respect the privacy of the victims and their families and our community.

Be safe over the long weekend and school will resume on Wednesday 5 June.

Waiho i te tokatu moana


Davida Suasua

Important Message From Our Principal

Dear Parents and Families,

After school today, three students on their way home were violently and randomly attacked by a group of 6 young men on Dawson Road. These 6 young men are not students of Tangaroa College. Two of the three students made their way back to school where they knew they would be safe. Staff acted immediately to get the situation under control. The third student was located by staff members  and brought back to school and safety.

It saddens me that this has occurred in our community and I humbly request that parents and families work together to ensure our children are safe to and from school as I can guarantee their safety at school.

I will speak to our student’s tomorrow morning about keeping safe and avoiding being at the local parks and shops.  As this weekend is a long one, I urge students to be vigilant about their safety.

Kia Kaha

Davida Suasua Dip.Tch BEd. MEd. (EdAdminLead)

Board of Trustees Elections

Here are our candidates:

  1. Merry Faumuina
  2. Elizabeth Makoni
  3. Rachel Mattocks
  4. Laurie Patea
  5. Tutavake Petero
  6. Scott Tulua
  7. Karl Tusini-Rex
  8. Lagi Tu’ulima
  9. Allan Va’a
  10. Faealii Kolisi Mulipola Williams



Parents on the Tangaroa College electoral roll will receive their voting papers and the candidate statements within the next few days. This is a postal election. The voting paper MUST be returned in the addressed envelope provided, and only one voting paper goes in each envelope.

  1. If posting your voting paper, you must use the enclosed envelope and post it to:

Returning Officer – Richard Misilei
PO Box 61-476,
Auckland 2159

Your vote will not be counted unless the envelope is postmarked before the day of the election, (Friday 7th June), and received by the returning officer not later than five days after the date of the election. Post it as soon as possible – New Zealand Post has reduced the frequency of its mail delivery service.

  1. If delivering your voting paper, please ensure that it is delivered before noon on Friday 7th June in the enclosed envelope. It should be taken to the Tangaroa College reception.
  2. If your voting paper is delivered to the school, please ensure that it is delivered before noon on Friday 7th June in the enclosed envelope. Voting closes on Friday 7th June at noon.


Richard Misilei

Returning Officer